Maruti YRA to get 1.4L, 1.25L petrol engines and CVT – Report

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015 - 10:29am IST

Expected to measure more than 4 meters in length.

A report on GaadiWaadi says that the Maruti YRA (codename for Maruti’s premium hatchback) will come with a range of petrol engines, and a diesel engine for the Indian market.

Maruti YRA front quarter spied revealingly
The YRA will rival the likes of the Honda Jazz, Hyundai Elite i20 and VW Polo.

As the YRA is expected to measure more than 4 meters in length, engineers will have more freedom with the engine options, as they will not be constrained by the small car excise norms (maximum displacement of 1.2L for petrol and 1.5L for diesel). Hence, the YRA will get the 1.4-liter K-Series petrol engine, which does duty on the Ciaz and Ertiga.

This engine produces 91 hp and 130 Nm of torque on the Ciaz, and will get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. This K14B engine would deliver more than 20 km/l on the YRA thanks to friction reducing technologies and VVT technology.

Maruti YRA rear spied revealingly
The made-in-India YRA would be exported to Japan, a report claimed.

The YRA will also get the 1.25-liter (1,242 cc) petrol engine which is seen on Suzuki cars in international markets. The same engine is already offered on Maruti cars in India like the Swift and Dzire, but the displacement is reduced to 1,197 cc on these cars to adhere to small car regulations. In its larger displacement, this K-Series engine makes 91 hp and 118 Nm of torque, and will be offered with a CVT gearbox.

Also read: Suzuki Ciaz with 1.25L petrol and CVT launched – Thailand

Aside from these petrol engines, the YRA will also be available with the tried-and-tested 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet diesel engine. The Indian launch of the YRA is slated for the second half of this calendar year.

Maruti YRA – Spyshot Gallery

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Suzuki iK-2 – Image Gallery

[Source: GaadiWaadi]

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2 thoughts on “Maruti YRA to get 1.4L, 1.25L petrol engines and CVT – Report

  1. hi2aravind says:

    If they dont get excise benefit, how will they compete with i20/Jazz which will be their main competitor? And this is priced closely near to Ciaz, then people would prefer a sedan than hatchback. So it would sell far less than i20.

    1. Debajit says:

      I recently read that the Indian car will be shorter & so will just duck under the 4m mark. In that case the engines for India will be d 1.0LBoostetJet or 1.2K Series and the 1.3Multijet Diesel.
      The 1.4 Petrol will be exclusively for export.
      Let us see how Maruti plays this although it is not a new thing as Hyundai had already done something similar with their Grand i10. Here the Indian car is slightly longer than the International model.


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